Do you read your post before posting them?

@Citychic (4078)
United States
July 18, 2009 2:04pm CST
Hey Mylotters, I just want to know, do you read your post before posting them? Or do you just write it up and then post without proofreading it? Sometimes it seems that my fingers are moving faster than my brain. I just wrote a post and I didn't take the time to read it before posting it. So it came out with a slight error. I'm sure that most true mylotters will not pay it any attention and will post a comment. Not pertaining to the error but the subject matter. Anyhow have you ever made this kind of mistake before? Let's all try to do better and proofread before posting in the future okay friends? It will make things easier on everyone. Happy mylot!
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29 responses
@bodhisatya (2384)
• India
18 Jul 09
Yup I re-read it atleast once before posting. Plus I have got this feature in Firefox where the spellings are checked, so its cool. Nice discussion, dear friend.
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@Citychic (4078)
• United States
20 Jul 09
Do you proofread before posting your discussions? thank you for your response my friend, I was very curious to know if anyone else was out there making the same mistake that I was. I"ll have to admit that it's a lot faster to post when you don't proofread but once you go back and look at it, it's almost like you'll start to question your ownself and wonder, erggh, did I really write that poorly. I do wish that more people would proofread because I would hate to think that mylot has a bunch of illiterates..Know what I mean?.... Happy mylot!
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@AmbiePam (50162)
• United States
18 Jul 09
I always read posts before I submit it. On occasion I still miss something that should be corrected, but not too often. I want my posts to be as concise as possible. And it just makes it easier on everyone if we try to be as clear as we know how.
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@Citychic (4078)
• United States
20 Jul 09
do you proofread? I like your point of view AmbiePam and you seem to be able to understand a readers point of view very well. I wish you great success not only here at mylot but in whatever endeavors that life will bring forth for you. You are great writer. Happy mylot! I've heard it said that once we post something on line, it's there indefinitely. So just wondering, are we really saying what we meant to say or do we like to keep people guessing?
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@tarachand (3895)
• India
18 Jul 09
In life, I do write columns for some newspapers magazines and websites - what started as a part time hobby has turned into a good source of supplemental income for me now. I am careful and try and ensure that the 'stories' that I contribute to the publications are without error, proof reading and sometimes changing words and sentences, checking on spelling, punctuations, etc. Now onto mylot- I type impromptu without too much deep thought and rarely if ever, read or preview my contributions. After posting, if I notice any errors, I do add a comment with a correction/s. I mean, I think - why the heck should I really edit my posts before posting them? mylot is a form of a letting my hair down when I am perplexed with something or just a way of venting sometimes, or for passing time as well trying to let others know of my opinion or sharing knowledge from my perspective. Of course I do try and be as honest as I can without trying to harm sensibilities of others, but am not always successful.
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
20 Jul 09
Do you proofread? Hi tarachand, you gave a very good explanation on your perspective but it seems that you fail to see the whole point in being here at mylot. The whole point is to be able to make connections with others. If we have to go through a lot of obstacles and round about ways in order to be able to understand your post then most people will only wind up skipping it over. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to say that you are a bad writer. But what I am saying is that with the same tenacity and concentration that you pour into your newspapers and magazine websites that you write for. You should be putting that exact same effort into your post here at mylot. You never know who might be up here reading them. If people see that it's poorly written, well it's like i said before. They will just skip you over and go on to the the next one. If that's okay with you then it's not an issue. As you mentioned, your main objective here is to be able to let your hair down. It seems that you don't really care how you are perceived here as a writer, am I correct by acknowledging this? Believe me, I'm cool with it if you are!
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• United States
18 Jul 09
I usually try to read over my post, before posting, but sometimes I get a bit quick and do not. On occassion I have looked back after posting and thought 'what in the world.' There would be letters missing and/or spelling errors. I would be embarrassed. Mostly I do try to read it first, to avoid the embarassment or confusion. My keyboard needs a bit of a cleaning, so I am afraid errors come a bit easier at this time and will continue until I stop procrastinating and clean it.
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@jugsjugs (13045)
18 Jul 09
I tend just to type the discussions and then post them that way it is replyed to and that way i can answer as many of my friends discussions as possible as well as post a few of my own discussions.I have made only a few mistakes but those mistakes were not that bad to worry about.Happy Mylotting.
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• India
18 Jul 09
Normally while submitting the response i hurridly go through my spelling whether they are wrong or right.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
18 Jul 09
I did it last night. I read the post and it looked okay. But then when I hit the Submit key I noticed that there was an error, in the subject line
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@vishroxx (123)
• India
18 Jul 09
Yeah.. i always read the subject of post and then post my response.
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@tomjoad (551)
• Philippines
19 Jul 09
yes! i do proofread my comments before i post it. i want to make sure that my response makes sense. also, i want to make sure that before i post it, it's already polished. it would be very embarrassing to write something that's full of errors. lastly, having less errors help make the communication more effective.
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@Citychic (4078)
• United States
20 Jul 09
Do you proofread before posting?........ You said it precisely my friend, I couldn't have said it any plainer. Thanks for expressing yourself here at mylot so eloquently. Polishing your content and message up before sending it out is the exact way to go. I hope you have great success here at mylot as well as in your real life. take care and hope to see you around. Happy mylot and keep posting!
@tomjoad (551)
• Philippines
21 Jul 09
my pleasure! hehehe but marking it as the best reply would be much more appreciated! hahaha! just kidding! don't mind it! have a great day!
@angime (87)
19 Jul 09
no i don't read it, sorry, i just want to post more for my earnings hehehe, it's my second day today in mylot.
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@Citychic (4078)
• United States
20 Jul 09
Do you proofread? Oh wow, well I'm sleepy here at mylot but I try not to let that stop me from correcting my errors. Sometimes I tend to get a little bit silly whenever I get sleepy but still it's no excuse. We must all learn how to challenge ourselves Angime, to get better and better. No matter how insignificant the task at hand may seem. I was once new here too and I never imagined that I would still be here at this site almost five months later. Trying daily to figure out ways on how to earn more. How will you ever get better if you do not challenge yourself. Okay well that's my little English lesson today for you. You can take it for whatever it's worth. Glad to see you here at mylot and if you need any help with anything, don't hesitate to reach out and ask, okay friend? Also you might want to start writing longer post and leave those one and two liners alone because they will not pay you not even one red cent for creating such a short post. It must be at least four or five lines long. Please add me as a friend and we can share some more interesting money making mylot earning tips. Also welcome aboard! Happy mylot!
@angime (87)
8 Aug 09
HELLO Citychic! Thank you for your advice, i was touched. I already added you as my friend, hope we can be friends here in mylot longer. Well, what are other money making earning tips. I really appreciate your kindness...
@chivann (138)
• Cambodia
19 Jul 09
Yeah i always read it before i post it. but finally i still get a lot of mistakes because of my english ...lol Feel free to try www.game4pal.com the best place for gamers!!!
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@Citychic (4078)
• United States
20 Jul 09
Do you proofread before posting? Hi Chivann, well just hang on in here and continue to try to do your best and we'll continue to try to fumble around and figure out what you meant to say, hee hee. No Seriously now, it's fine whenever I happen to read a post and english isn't that person's native language. I can usually tell the difference. But for the people who are english speaking and have been raised writing english, well let's just say that is a little bit of a problem.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
19 Jul 09
Hey Citychic! Yes, most of the time I do. I like to make sure I haven't made any mistakes before I post it. I also like to make sure I haven't forgotten something. Sometimes I notice that there was something else I forgot to mention right after I've posted it. Like you said, I think it's better to proofread it before posting it. Kathy.
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
20 Jul 09
Do you proofread before posting? Hi Cyrus, I have made that same mistake as you've mentioned. After posting it then I was able to think of something else that I should have added in. Oh well, if the thought remains with me then I will usually post it underneath the one that I had previously posted. I guess we can't think of everything so a few mistakes every now and then would be considered as human error I guess while other. someone might wind up thinking the person is illiterate. Happy to hear that alot of mylotters are actually proofreading before posting. Happy mylot!
@maharlikah (1045)
• Philippines
19 Jul 09
This is a very good suggestion Citychic. Sometimes I got errors too but when i proof read my post there are slight mistakes sometimes. It would be nice to check before posting in order to have a nice write up.
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• China
19 Jul 09
Well,I do read my post and sometimes I tried to use the best words which could express myself better...I have certain strange habbit on writing,so I would feel kind of uncomfortable if something I read is full of mistakes...
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• Canada
19 Jul 09
I trust my fingers too much but after posting i realized some errors
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
19 Jul 09
I usually read over my post before hitting the submit button to help to not make a spelling or other error. Sometimes I catch my mistakes and sometimes I do not. I really don't worry about it too much though as I can just add another post to correct a mistake. Have a nice day and happy myLotting!!
• United States
19 Jul 09
Hello, What I like to do is try my best , to read while I'm typing, I try not to type to fast nor do I try to type to slow, but I keep a medium speed, just incase there are errors that need to be corrected along the way, but not to mention this was a very good topic, and hopefully it will serve as a reminder for us all. Happy My Lotting!
@kumarpslv (3218)
• India
18 Jul 09
Every time when I find some spell errors in my post, I used to think as that we should read it carefully before submitting. But I never did so far. It is unfortunate, I am able to find the errors as soon as I hit the submit button . This become the usual happening to me. Without reading the post, I have typed sometime, so that the entire content become in contrast to what I wanted to tell and most of the time i used to leave the word 'Not' in my posts with the thought of typing it already. But after submitting , if I find the content is entirely different in meaning, then I will add one more comment stating the fact. Or if it is just a spell error, I will ignore it . But without fail, I will take a decision of reading it carefully before submitting .This is a usual happening..
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@colydf (913)
• China
19 Jul 09
I think you are right, I seldom read my post before posting them, and sometimes, it is because I am too lazy to read it, and sometimes, I just think it is needless to read it before posting them. As you said, if we read our posts before posting them, it will be better.
• India
19 Jul 09
I generally read my post before posting to see that there are no errors or misinterpretations in my post. I also see that i write at least two to three lines before i post my discussion.